The 17th annual Small Business BC Awards is now only days away - an awards process that started on October 1st will culminate this Friday, February 21st with the announcement of the 2020 winners of the SBBC Awards at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
This year saw 611 small businesses across BC nominated, with 44970 votes cast, 70 extended applications submitted and 35 small business owners giving their elevator pitch to panels of industry experts.
The finalists represent small businesses from across British Columbia, from a tiny home manufacturer in Vernon, to a clean cosmetics company in Salmon Arm, and a famous cat-focused cafe in Vancouver. This year's nominations show the breadth and innovation of the BC small business community, which is poised to flourish in the coming years.
Erin Cebula will be the emcee - as guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, and networking with BC’s top business owners, industry leaders and government officials, all with glittering views of Coal Harbour and the North Shore mountains.
Small Business BC Award winners will receive the Premier's Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash, a one-year All-Access Pass to Small Business BC education and experts, and the honour of being named a top BC small business.
For more info: sbbc.co/awards2020
As the leading small business awards competition in British Columbia, these awards not only recognize the outstanding achievements of local entrepreneurs, they also provide a powerful platform for future success.
With eight different categories, here are the Top 5 finalists for each category:
PREMIER'S PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Presented by the Province of British Columbia
Boteco Brasil, Vancouver
Catoro Cafe, Vancouver
Griottes Polyglottes, Vancouver
Reuse Bags, Port Moody
Skwalwen Botanicals, Brackendale
Presented by Small Business BC
Advanced Storage Centres, North Vancouver
eVision Media, Abbotsford
Foxy Box Wax Bar, Victoria
Green Chair Recycling, Vancouver
Twirling Umbrellas, Kelowna
BEST IMMIGRANT ENTREPRENEUR
Presented by BDC
Amiante Environmental Consulting, Abbotsford
High Beam Dreams, Gibsons
i4C Innovation, Trail
Magnum Construction Services Inc., New Westminster
Mansouri Immigration Firm, West Vancouver
Presented by Western Economic Diversification Canada
Advanced Quality Systems, Vancouver
Goose Insurance, Vancouver
Grizzly Force, Vancouver
Reusable Bubble Tea Cup, Vancouver
BEST YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR
Presented by Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Eat the Dishes, Surrey
Elevate Ultimate, Burnaby
Mismack Clean Cosmetics, Salmon Arm
Sweet Lavations, 108 Mile Ranch
Please find our Media Kit at the bottom of this page.
PREVIOUS WINNERS INCLUDE:
Sea to Sky Air
Two Wheel Gear
Moving 2 Canada
Sea to Sky Removal
Fully Managed Inc.
"We are thrilled with the engagement of B.C.’s small businesses and the communities that support them as we prepare to host the 17th Annual Small Business BC and Open for Business Awards. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all of the finalists entering this last leg of the competition.”
- Tom Conway, CEO, Small Business BC
“Canada Post is pleased to once again celebrate the success of small businesses and entrepreneurs through our involvement in the Small Business BC Awards. We look forward to sharing their stories of success and helping to support the growth of these businesses.” – Danielle Doiron, General Manager of Marketing at Canada Post